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Choosing Musical Instruments for Kids: How Parents Can Help

The ability to play a musical instrument is a great talent that takes time and dedication. Learning to play music is a lot like learning to read—the earlier it starts, the better. When your child shows interest in taking up an instrument, try to resist the urge to pick for them or let them pick […]

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Camp Director Diaries: Camp Tawonga

Camp Tawonga has been a leader in Jewish camping since 1925. They offer a variety of different programs for campers of all ages from traditional camp fun to teen leadership programs, all set in the beautiful Stanislaus National Forest. Teens can also embark on retreats to Israel, Canada, and other locations. We interviewed camp director Jamie Simon […]

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Screen-free Travel with Children

Travel with children can be incredibly rewarding. But as you work your way around the country with the wide eyed anticipation of a child, there are moments of hair pulling, teeth grinding, and blank stares that can be dispelled with a little preparation. Try to see the journey through their eyes and plan around the […]

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And the Winners of the Next Top Mom Bloggers Contest Are….

Photo by Flickr user ex.libris Are you ready? Hopefully you’re see the finalists list, checked out who’s in the running, and supported your favorites. As many readers and bloggers have told us, one of the best things about a contest like this is the opportunity to discover great new blogs to follow! So, make sure […]

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The Finalists of Our Next Top Mom Blogs Contest! Are You on Here?

Photo by Flickr user tausen We’ve been keeping our search for the next wave of top mom blogs highly under wraps since our initial announcement. Check it out again if you missed it, but here’s the gist. We’re looking to highlight bloggers with: voice something valuable to say that certain something that makes you spend […]

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5 Activities for Toddlers & Pregnant Moms

These mommy-and-me activities will help keep your toddler happy and engaged, while allowing you to stay healthy and relaxed for your upcoming big day.

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Need Indoor Kids Activities? Try An Indoor Obstacle Course

Photo by Flickr user embank Right now, the Northeast is snowed in, the Midwest is bracing for a storm, and the south is being pummeled by a tornado. While even adults feel stir crazy in these conditions, children need indoor kids activities to get through the boredom. Taking your kids outside to play is one […]

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Camp Director Diaries — AcroSports Preschool performing arts organization

Here at ActvityHero, we believe that kids’ activities such as camps and classes encourage kids to grow, learn, and discover new hobbies and passions. Acrosports in San Francisco offers gymnastics, tumbling, trampoline, and so much more. We interviewed preschool camp director Dharam Khalasa about his start with the program. Tell us a little bit about […]

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Why It’s Physiologically Vital for Kids to Play Outdoors (and 5 Easy Ways to Do it)

Image © Kassandra Brown When parents call me for parent coaching services because the are having trouble with disrespect, inattention, poor behavior, poor follow-through, and poor listening, one of the most common questions I ask is “What’s your relationship to play outdoors?” The Importance of Movement Getting outside and playing builds balance, coordination, speed, reflexes, […]

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Summer Camp Diaries — Spotlight Blogger Shawn L. Fink of Awesomely Awake

Here at ActivityHero, we believe that kids’ activities including camps and classes help kids to grow, learn, and discover new passions and interests. We interviewed inspirational writer Shawn L. Fink of Awesomely Awake about her favorite childhood memories from summer camp and what she looks for in a camp for her own kids. What is […]

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Learning Games for Kids: Turn Off the TV and Turn on the Brain

Amidst the quickening pace of daily living and the ever-expanding influence of technology in our children’s lives, it’s easy to see how “family time” could become a thing of the past. Where we once spent time with our siblings and parents, in today’s rapid society we are often so focused on what’s happening next (or […]

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What Are the Best Summer Camps for Your Child’s Personality?

Here’s a few recommendations on how to find the perfect camp for your child’s unique personality.

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10 Awesome Green Outdoor Activities for Kids

Our children are our future. The world will soon be in their hands. Show them the importance of caring for their environment, recycling, and appreciating the luxuries of everyday life with these ten exciting green outdoor activities for kids. Make a compost pile. Did you know about 30% of the waste in landfills across the […]

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Quick Easy Ways to Limit Kids Sugar Intake

With the excitement of holiday breaks, the everyday hustle of school, work, and activities can seem overwhelming. One great way to help your kids cope through it all is to make sure they are getting proper nutrition. According to the Mayo Clinic, while kids are eating less sugar today than they were in 2000, they […]

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Camp Director Spotlight: Wanderers Camp

Wanderers Camp in the San Fransisco Bay Area offers 5-7 day sleep-away camps, day camps, and backpacking trips, for kids grades 2-8. While kids at other SF Bay area camps are stuck in one place, these campers spend their days touching tide pool starfish, finding huckleberries, spotting tule elk, playing among the redwoods, rock climbing […]